Giant Cardboard Feathers

I love using cardboard for creating because it is a FREE canvas that is readily available.

We have used cardboard for many past projects including our Funky Chickens, Monochromatic Collage, and our Upcycled Owls. There are many more so just take a look under my Create page and you can find a lot of inspiration with recycled materials.

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Make These Funky Chickens With 5 Common Recyclables!

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Yeah, me either. Once I heard it was, though, I had to dig through our crafty archives to share these Funky Chickens with you all before the month was over. We made these last fall and they are proudly hanging in our art space, paying homage […]

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15 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

I love nature about as much as I love art and the two work perfectly together. In celebration of Earth Day, I created a resource of 15 activities and crafts that use nature as a material, inspiration, or reuses items that would otherwise go to a landfill. Click on the links below for the full tutorials. […]

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Monochromatic Collage: Green Study

This simple collage project was made using cardboard, scrap papers, and miscellaneous recycled materials in a green monochromatic color scheme. MONOCHROMATIC– of or having one color; of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the groundhue This post contains affiliate links. Materials: Canvas panel or stiff piece of cardboard Cardboard scraps or pieces cut into various shapes Paper scraps such as book pages or green patterned papers Misc. recyclable materials […]

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Gee’s Bend Inspired Quilts

This post contains affiliate links. As we near the end of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite group of crafters from my state history: The Gee’s Bend Quilts. Gee’s Bend (Boykin, Alabama) is a rural community southwest of Selma and has become known for the abstract […]

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Bubble Wrap Wall Hangings

Bubble wrap is a favorite material of mine for art making because 1) it’s FREE! (save that trash from your packages!) and 2) it makes amazing texture or design when printed! But, it can also be the MAIN FEATURE of your art rather than your tool! Check out the steps below for these wall hangings […]

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Cardboard Collagraph Prints

We did a Valentine’s Day guest post for Creative QT, a wonderful company with great products. Their mission is to encourage parents and families to make time together and to create products that enrich families’ lives through imaginative, creative play and play based learning. Head on over to their site to get the tutorial on how to […]

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10 Fun and Creative Washi Tape Activities

This post contains affiliate links. So, what is Washi tape? Washi tape is an inexpensive tape that is similar to masking tape and comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and widths. It is a fairly new material to us but once we started using it, we became hooked! It opens up a whole new […]

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Upcycled Owls: Using Recycled Materials for Crafts

When I first started teaching art, I found very quickly that art budgets can be slim and teachers must get very creative and thrifty. Now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, it is still necessary for me to be frugal and cut costs where I can. A run to the craft store for one project can […]

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I Scream, You Scream!

Summer is coming to an end (although here in the South, we will continue to have sweltering heat until October!) so here is a post for a fun, warm weather activity before Fall is here. This post contains affiliate links. We used our paper from our marbling activity with shaving cream to make the ice cream scoops. […]

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